Ways to Improve Sleep Quality

Have you ever stopped to think about just how important sleep is for your entire body – including your skin? Until I read this article, I didn’t know the small things I could do to improve my sleep quality.

Read this fascinating article so you will find ways to improve your sleep quality.


Guest Post – Brad Krause

Sleep is something humans do for a third of their lives, and nearly every part of our bodies needs it to function properly. Getting high-quality sleep can help you feel and look younger, and having a good sleep schedule boosts energy levels and can help with overall mental health. Here are some tips on how you can optimize your beauty sleep for the biggest benefits. Keep reading to find ways to improve sleep quality.

Here are some tips on how you can optimize your beauty sleep for the biggest benefits.

Bedroom Candle1. Make your bedroom a sleep haven
If you feel you’re not getting enough sleep, there are some things you can do to improve your situation. Things like clutter, a high temperature, or electronic light can prevent your bedroom from being an ideal place to get sleep. Remove any electronics from your room so that you have fewer distractions. You may also want to get blackout curtains to let in less light and help you sleep more soundly. Adding softer lighting or candlelight can make your bedroom feel extra cozy as well, and be sure to shut your bedroom and bathroom doors.

2. Use a silk or satin pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is great for your hair. Silk is also easy on the skin, which can help prevent premature wrinkles. You can find them at bedding stores or online. They take some getting used to, but you’ll notice the difference afterward.

3. Regularly wash your sheets and pillowcases
Allergens and dust mites are a major skin and health problems associated with bed sheets. However, changing your sheets once a week can help keep things in check. If your sheets start to get holes in them, you can replace them with some new ones. Sheets aren’t too expensive and can make a difference in your comfort level.

Moisturize Face

4. Moisturize every evening
Moisturizers keep water in the skin, which is especially important as you sleep. As part of your nightly routine, wash your face and put on moisturizer before bed. This is a good combination with clean silk pillowcases, so your skin can have a good night’s rest with the rest of your body.

5. Pull your hair up out of your face
If you have long hair, take a silk or satin scrunchie and pull your hair up toward the top of your head. Getting your hair out of your face can help you sleep better. This can be especially useful for warmer evenings when you might get a little hotter.

Drinking Water6. Maintain hydration
Water is the elixir of life. Dermatologists even say that proper hydration can help with skin aging. Drink enough to stay awake and energized, but not so much that you have to use the bathroom every 30 minutes. Don’t drink too much after 7 pm to ensure that your nights aren’t interrupted by frequent bathroom breaks.

7. Sleep on your back
If you can, try to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause a lot of pain. Sleeping on your stomach can give you back pain, whereas sleeping on your side might give your bowels more grief. According to Popular Science, there are many benefits from sleeping on your back. Many people don’t realize how advantageous it can be for skin health. When you sleep on your back, you’re avoiding facial contact with your pillow. This can help prevent wrinkles and allows any fluids in your eyes or ears to drain properly, which can prevent breakouts.

Getting sleep is one of the best gifts you can give to your skin. It allows skin cells to regenerate and prevents mechanical stress that can cause lines and wrinkles on your face. Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary, regularly wash your bedding, and have sweet dreams.

About the author, Brad Krause

I left the corporate world to help promote the simple notion of self-care. I’m doing so through my writing and consulting. It is my goal to help you be the best you that you can be.

After spending far too long neglecting my own self-care, I became a full-time life coach. I spend just about every waking hour helping people find ways to put their wellness above all else. I hope SelfCaring will help you do the same!

I am the Writer/Owner of selfcaring.info.

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